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Get inspired by the Hero Next Door

How helping others helps you

Heroes are made, not born. The Hero Next Door podcast is about ordinary people who take action to make the world a better place. In each episode, an everyday hero tells their own inspiring story. Then, an expert offers science-based ideas and strategies to help you develop your inner hero and become your best self.

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Say hello to the host

My name is Marilyn 

Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick is our host for Hero Next Door.  She is an experienced psychologist and a Professor Emerita at McGill University.  Marilyn has a passionate commitment to living her values.  She also has the vision to see the heroism in everyday people, and the research experience to identify outstanding experts.  Marilyn created Hero Next Door because she is dedicated to helping people understand their true potential and become their best selves. 

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Nominate a Hero

 Hero Next Door wants to share the inspiring stories of people who go out of their way to make the world a better place. Do you know someone like this? Are you someone like this?


Nominate a hero below.  If selected, we will contact the hero and set up a podcast interview with Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick.

Thanks for submitting!

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